cute vs. hot

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cute vs. hot

For the quiz question: "Mira a ese chico, ¡qué bueno está!

having both 

" Look at that guy! He is hot!"

and

" Look at that guy! He is cute!"

as possible answers is confusing. In American English at least, there can be a great deal of overlap between hot and cute in terms of indicating sexual attractiveness. (Cute can also be applied to, say, a puppy whereas it's unlikely you would say a puppy was hot unless you meant it quite literally. It's debatable whether a cute puppy could grow into a hot dog.) 


Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola R

I took this to our English team and as you say, the word "cute" may also refer to someone that is found attractive physically speaking. That option will be changed to avoid confusion. 

Saludos

Inma

cute vs. hot

For the quiz question: "Mira a ese chico, ¡qué bueno está!

having both 

" Look at that guy! He is hot!"

and

" Look at that guy! He is cute!"

as possible answers is confusing. In American English at least, there can be a great deal of overlap between hot and cute in terms of indicating sexual attractiveness. (Cute can also be applied to, say, a puppy whereas it's unlikely you would say a puppy was hot unless you meant it quite literally. It's debatable whether a cute puppy could grow into a hot dog.) 


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